As part of a broader expedition, writer Washington Irving—whose famous works include “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle”—visited St. Louis in 1832. He had lunch with explorer and former territorial governor William Clark and saw Black Hawk imprisoned at Jefferson Barracks. Here is his account.
"When Sleepy Hollow Came to St. Louis,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol6/iss2/6